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Have you always wanted to gain an advantage in your next snowball fight?  If so, then the Snow-Bow might be the answer.  The Snow-Bow is a simple weapon of snow warfare made from PVC pipe, surgical tubing, a key ring, and an eye screw.  The Snow-Bow can be built for about $50 with extra PVC pipe to spare.  The Snow-Bow is a versatile weapon.  Not only can it launch snowballs, it can also launch tennis balls, various food products, and practically anything else you can think of.  The snow bow can be built in about 4 hours for many more hours of fun.
 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

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Materials-
 
     2 foot long piece of schedule 40  1 1/2"  PVC
     5 foot long piece of schedule 30 3" PVC
     Key Ring
     2 to 3 feet of Surgical Tubing
     Large Eye Screw (12" long works well)
     PVC Primer and PVC Glue
     
     PVC Fittings

     THREE 3 in. x 1-1/2 in. PVC DWV Hub x Hub x Hub Sanitary Reducing Tee
     TWO 3 in. PVC Cap
     ONE 4 in. x 3 in. PVC Sch. 30 DWV Hub x Hub Sewer Adapter
     ONE 3 in. PVC DWV Hub x Hub x Hub Sanitary Tee
    
TOOLS
 

Miter Saw
Power Drill with a 5/8" and 1/4" drill bits
Pencil
Measuring Tape

Step 2: Cutting The PVC

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Using a miter saw, cut the PVC to the following lengths

     3" PVC
27"
12"
9"
8"
2"

     1-1/2" PVC
Three pieces at 8" long.
How well does this design work? In my head, I see the cup constantly flipping backwards and the snow ball falling out behind it due to the larger front opening and the single elastic being a pivot point. Does the weight of the snowball in the rear of the cup keep it facing forwards?
schumi232 years ago
This. Is. Awesome! (No,not Sparta)
Do you have a video of this?!
meddler2 years ago
All you need is the evil genius laugh. lol
l8nite2 years ago
LOL That thing is HUGE ! Looks like a ton of fun though, thank you for sharing